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Clipper Round the World Race fleet fight against light conditions

'Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet'    Daniel Zeppe/onEdition

Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet are on the seventh day of race eleven from Panama to New York. It has been another frustrating 24 hours for the ten international teams as light airs and glassy seas continue to disturb the fleet’s progress.

Visit Finland’s tactical gamble to head on a westerly course has seen the team maintain its lead, whilst Gold Coast Australia, De Lage Landen and Geraldton Western Australia strive to outdo one another, with seven miles separating the three teams.

On board the Dutch entry, skipper Stuart Jackson reports that the team is fighting hard to get some constant speeds in the light conditions and for Gold Coast Australia, constant sail changes are on the agenda in a bid to keep moving and to hold the emerging yachts from the east at bay until the wind fills.

Geraldton Western Australia has also had a busy night of sail changes which has paid dividend as the team move into a podium position over De Lage Landen.

Sailing further east and experiencing marginally steadier conditions are Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and New York; both have entered Stealth Mode overnight, which allows them to race under a cloak of invisibility and conceal their positions from the rest of the fleet for a period of 24 hours.

Singapore has taken a tactical gamble by sailing on a more easterly course in the hope of better conditions. The crew witnessed a rare meteorological phenomenon overnight when a water spout circled the boat.

The Race Viewer clearly illustrates how the fleet is beginning to spread out as it heads further north. With less than 1,000 miles to the finish line near New York it will be interesting to see which boats benefit most from their tactical decisions.

Latest boat positions (1200 UTC)
Position Team - DTF / DTL
1 Visit Finland - 932NM / 0NM
2 Gold Coast Australia - 957NM / 26NM
3 Geraldton Western Australia - 962NM / 30NM
4 De Lage Landen - 965NM / 33NM
5 Qingdao - 973NM / 41NM
6 Derry-Londonderry - 980NM / 48NM
7 Welcome to Yorkshire - 983NM / 51NM
8 Edinburgh Inspiring Capital - 998NM / 67NM Stealth Mode: position at 00:001 20 May 2012
9 Singapore - 1017NM / 85NM
10 New York - 1053NM / 121NM Stealth Mode: position at 18:00 20 May 2012

Full positions are updated every three hours and can be found online.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race website


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